I had asked airline steward for ice for my back and foot, they put 2 separate dry ice bags inside vomit bags and helped me put one on my back. I had 3rd degree frostbite, they ignored me for 12 hours, been out of work 6 months and upcoming 2 plastic surgeries, giving me hard time, wants all my past records, 3 years medical records, etc. (NONE of which is applicable or their business). was working without a lawyer , no offense but I figured why give 40% when I can work it out myself but seems I may get more? Plus class action with sublimation of co2 in travelers compartment, isn't that a violation of DOT or other hazmat laws?
Your past medical records are fair game in an injury case. I recommend you hire a lawyer or at least consult with one.
You need a lawyer.
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Depending on when during your trip this happened, your claim may be subject to the Montreal Convention. There are ins and outs of the Convention - many of them of which are very beneficial to plaintiffs. I'm guessing the airline is going to assume that you do not know about any of this; thus the reason you should consult with an attorney who has experience in this area.
Did they tell you it was dry ice and that's why they were putting it in a vomit bag? And I agree, you need a lawyer.
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